Category Archives: France

Webb launch on Christmas Day?

“The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA’s flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments … Continue reading

Posted in France, Science, Space | 5 Comments

Is Paris dying?

“Faced with a once-beautiful idyll that is now increasingly smelly, litter-strewn, crime-ridden and badly run, Parisians are fleeing for the hills – or failing that, the Côte d’Azur or Normandy’s green hills.  The latest to do so has raised many … Continue reading

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Ah, encore les sales Anglo-Saxons!

“French President Emmanuel Macron has said Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lied to him about a scrapped submarine deal. Asked whether he thinks Mr Morrison was untruthful, the president replied: “I don’t think, I know.” Mr Macron was furious after Australia … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, France, government, Policy | 10 Comments

Yorktown? Where is that?

Comment: Imagine! Just imagine! The God-Emperor Joseph I has admitted that he might have done something stupid to the country without whose help we would have failed in our attempt to free ourselves from Westminster’s tyranny. Go out and visit … Continue reading

Posted in France, History | 6 Comments

US 90 billion down the drain – Zut Alors!

“A French cabinet official has compared President Joe Biden to Donald Trump and accused the United States of stabbing France in the back for leading Australia‘s decision to abandon a multibillion-dollar submarine program with a French shipbuilder.© BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden participates in a … Continue reading

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The French should bring back the guillotine just for these men.

” The trial of 20 men accused in a series of coordinated attacks on Paris in 2015 that spread fear across Europe and transformed France opened Wednesday in a custom-built complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse. Nine Islamic State group gunmen … Continue reading

Posted in France, Justice | 12 Comments

“How the Bobos broke America” David Brooks

“The dispossessed set out early in the mornings. They were the outsiders, the scorned, the voiceless. But weekend after weekend—unbowed and undeterred—they rallied together. They didn’t have much going for them in their great battle against the privileged elite, but they … Continue reading

Posted in France, The Military Art | 27 Comments

“Aux armes, citoyens, Formez vos bataillons,” La Marsellaise

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Will Paris burn?

“The country’s woes are many. Crime and disorder remain horribly high; extremist Islamism is rife, despite Macron’s efforts; racism and tensions between communities continue to traduce France’s republican heritage; the economy has been sluggish for years, weighed down by taxes, … Continue reading

Posted in France, History | 1 Comment

Active duty French officers threaten Macron

Comment: First there was a letter from semi-retired and retired officers and now from those on active duty. These would include the officers of the National Gendarmerie who are officers of the French Army even if the Departmental Gendarmerie are … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, France, Religion | 13 Comments